Originally posted by jeremy
unlike intel, amd processors have lower clock (ghz) but with more rounds per mhz (or something like that) its 1.6ghz , and it have a 256kb cache which isnt much , anyway semprons are basicly comparable to intel celeron's they are cheap processors for the budget user and not so good for gaming , anyway its not really the ghz that matters its the *power* of the cpu itself and semprons/celerons well quite weak
OK let me get this fixed
. I read about it like this. Amd has longer clock speeds so it is better for gaming and so on.. but intel has shorter clock speeds which its good for multi-tasking and so on. However intel devides by a differnt number (2/4) ( i can never remeber) and then amd does the other one.
You probably read that an amd (2800+) was equvilent to intel 2.8ghz which that is correct. WHen you are looking at the GHz it really is not the thing you should be looking at. Read alot of reviews and it well help you with learning on this type of stuff.
You prcessor well be bottlenecking your video card so in the end like it has been said above you would be better to go with something that your processor won't bottleneck and save you money at the same time. But with that extra money i should advise you to upgrade your computer
For as what i know the AMD Semprons are usually good for gaming and can usually overclock decent (reading reviews for that information). I would go with the 6800GS that well hold you off on gaming until you decide to upgrade your computer and then at that time i would worry about a better video card right know the 6800GS is play almsot everyhting on high/medium settings so save the money for upgradeing and jsut go with that for a short time.
Oh also i wanted to say that the Serprons (i think) is = to Intels Celeron D so it would be equivelant to a Celeron D 2.8 ghz.
Please correct me if i am wrong with any of this information tho this is what i have read on this forum and read in some reviews but don't have links to back me up